Spilogale putorius (Eastern Spotted Skunk)
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Habitat: Rocky canyons and outcrops in woodlands and prairies.

Habits: The Eastern Spotted Skunk is a good climber and digger. They are omnivores and will eat almost any small thing they can catch. Three to seven young are born to a litter. Young can spray musk at 46 days of age. Eastern Spotted Skunks do not hibernate, and will often warn spray victims with a few “handstands” before spraying.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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